Rihanna’s LA mansion deliberately targeted by ‘gang members’ as 10 are charged with spate of A-list break-ins

Rihanna is just one of the stars targeted by a group of 10 criminal suspects (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

A 10-strong criminal gang has been charged with a spate of burglaries at the homes of Rihanna, LeBron James, Matt Damon and Christina Milian.

The suspects reportedly used the stars’ touring schedules and social media accounts to determine when the homes would be empty.

LAPD detectives linked together a series of home raids deliberately targeting ‘actors, Hollywood producers, musicians and professional athletes’ between October 2017 and October 2018, Associated Press reports.

Similar behaviour included stake outs in expensive cars, after which burglars would knock on the front door to make sure no-one was home and then raid the master bedroom for valuables.

Los Angeles Police Captain Lillian Carranza held a press conference to confirm that more suspects would be arrested in October and now there are 10 being investigated (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

LAPD captain Lillian Carranza thinks they could be responsible for ‘two dozen burglaries and millions of dollars of stolen goods’.

Four arrests were made in October and two of them are understood to be among the 10 taken in this week.

The 10-strong party – of what LAPD officers are calling ‘reputed gang members’ – are charged with 33 felony counts, including criminal street gang conspiracy and first-degree residential burglary.

One of the suspects was reportedly in possession of a list containing ‘a dozen other targets’ and others have been found with handbags, jewellery, watches and $50,000 in cash.

Rihanna’s home was similarly raided in May, while she attended Vogue’s annual Met Gala costume party in New York, but the incident is believed to be unrelated.

Her Hidden Hills home is thought to be among the properties broken into this September.

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